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Nuclear Medicine at Gartnavel General Hospital

Department Overview

Nuclear Medicine tests are used to make a diagnosis or monitor the progress of treatment and this involves the use of radiation. We make sure that the benefits from making the right diagnosis or providing the correct treatment outweigh the low risk involved with small exposures to radiation.

If you have been referred for a PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography) scan at the Beatson Cancer Centre or a Molecular Radiotherapy procedure at Gartnavel please click the relevant link in the “Other Useful Links” section at the bottom of this page.

Patients attending Nuclear Medicine at Gartnavel

If you have been referred for a Nuclear Medicine scan or investigation, we will post you an appointment letter, patient information leaflet (also found below) and directions to the department. These should provide all the necessary information regarding:

  • Where and when to attend
  • What preparation is required
  • And answer many other questions you may have.

If you have any further queries regarding your scan or investigation, please call the department on the telephone number provided on your appointment letter and staff will be happy to help.

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 0830 – 1700 (Closed Public Holidays & weekends)


Main department number – 0141 301 7900

Change / Cancel Appointment

If for any reason you are unable to attend your appointment, please inform us by telephoning 0141 301 7900 as soon as possible during office hours. We will make you another appointment and this will allow someone else to use the one you cannot.


The Nuclear Medicine Department is located on the upper ground floor of Gartnavel General Hospital. Enter via the main entrance and bear right to take the lift (signposted “Lifts to all floors”) to the upper ground level. From the lift bay proceed towards the kitchen area where you will see a sign directing you down the first corridor on the right. Nuclear Medicine is located at the end of this corridor.

Last updated: 27/06/2022